Great small restaurants and great boutiques. Best shopping in FTL---things you won't find anywhere else on your trip. No cheap touristy stuff. There are also some chain restaurants including Cheesecake Factory and Big City Tavern and Rocco's Tacos. But I'd check out the smaller places for a great lunch/dinner. Riverside Grill has great brunch. Mango's has great lunch & dinner and sometimes a live band. But everywhere on the strip you will find has a local vibe and fusion to it.
Good Afternoon "sarahevery",
I really enjoyed reading your review and must say that you took full advantage of the shopping and restaurants avaialble on Las Olas.
You are correct when you identified Las Olas as the Best Place, often referred to as the "Crown Jewel" of Fort Lauderdale.
Come see us soon again and do not forget to check out the specials at the Riverside Hotel, located directly on the Las Olas Boulevard.
Have a super afternoon,